MOSCOW, March 4. /TASS/. The death toll in the explosion at the Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk has risen to 24, and the fate of nine more miners remains unknown, self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Emergencies Ministry spokeswoman Yuliana Bedilo told TASS by phone.
"Another 23 of 32 miners have been found without traces of life. So the death toll, including the earlier found body, has risen to 24," Bedilo said.